ATLANTA, GA — President Donald Trump denounced what he described as a cumbersome environmental review process sometimes lasting more than a decade that interfered with highway and pipeline construction projects. The president spoke at the UPS airport hub in metro Atlanta Wednesday to tout his administration’s transportation agenda.
He announced a policy change designed to speed infrastructure projects by rolling back environmental reviews for roads, bridges and highway projects, such as an I-75 expansion, according to The White House.
Trump’s federal rule aims to meet some of the country’s infrastructure needs, reported the Associated Press. (You can watch video of his remarks on the White House You Tube channel below.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1940 regulates how and when authorities must